Hans Jensen

Skovby, Odense, Denmark

The Life of Hans

When Hans Jensen was born in 1778, his father, Jens Hansen, was 33 and his mother, Birthe Christensen, was 29. He married Karen Andreasdatter on 18 July 1806, in Hårby, Båg, Odense, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 5 daughters.

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Hans Jensen
Karen Andreasdatter
Marriage: 18 July 1806
Kirsten Hansdatter
Birthe Hansdatter
Kirstine Hansdatter
Birthe Hansdatter
Karen Hansen
Jens Hansen

Spouse and Children

18 July 1806
Hårby, Båg, Odense, Denmark


    Kirsten Hansdatter


    Birthe Hansdatter


    Kirstine Hansdatter


    Birthe Hansdatter


    Karen Hansen


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings



World Events (6)

1789 · Old Artillery Barracks, Christianshavn

Age 11

The Old Artillery Barracks was the first of three barracks to be established in the Christianshavn district of Copenhagen. They were converted into barracks for the Artillery in 1789 and were used until 1923. Today, they have been converted into apartments and are listed for everyone.
1792 · Det Classenske Fideicommis

Age 14

Det Classenske Fideicommis is a Danish charitable foundation formed by the industrialist Major General Johan Frederik Classen after he left behind his wealth and possessions in his will to help alleviate poverty and misery to those in the country. Today, it grants around 2 million kroner annually to those in need.

Age 36

Denmark cedes Norway to Sweden.

Name Meaning

Danish, Norwegian, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Jens, a reduced form of Johannes ( see John ). This is Denmark's most frequent surname.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Hans Jensen in entry for Karen Hansd, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"
  • Hans Jensen in entry for Kirsten Hansdatter, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"
  • Hans Jensen in entry for Jens Hansen, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"

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